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For Sale: 1963 Triumph Tiger Cub
in Salisbury, United Kingdom

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This is a hugely exciting discovery for anyone interested in classic trials machines. It is a time-warp early sixties Tiger Cub with 'works' provenance and one family ownership since the 1970s. It is completely unmolested and in much the same condition as when it last competed around 30 years ago. The bike - shown on the green log book as a T20SH - was first registered to Kent dealer Jock Hitchcock in 1963. Hitchcock was one of Triumph's major dealers and one of the first to see the trials potential of the lightweight bikes. He entered a Terrier (precursor to the Cub) in the International Six Day Trial as early as 1953 and before the factory's own experiments. Later he ran a dealer works team of Cubs and among his sponsored riders were Gordon Farley, later to become a Triumph factory team star, and Murray Brush and Mick Bridger who developed many of the lightweight alloy parts that became almost essential kit for anyone hoping to be competitive on a Cub in the sixties. The bike subsequently passed to Gordon Farley Motorcycles of Ash who sold it to the last owner in 1977. Both he and his wife were keen trials riders, well known on the South and South West scene, and the Cub was her bike. We have a photograph of her in action around the time it was purchased. Although both stopped riding competitively many years ago, their collection was retained until the family home was sold recently. We acquired the Cub along with two ex-works BSAs from the owner's daughter. It was in excellent but 'loosely assembled' condition and we have just completed a full recomissioning programme. This has included fitting electronic ignition, a new oil pump, chain, rear tyre and tube and much other work, at a cost of over £600. It now runs very sweetly and is a joy to ride, with superb handling. The bike has a current V5C and the valuable two letter registration is transferable. Competitive in its day and a major force still in pre-65 classic trials, The Tiger Cub is one of the most important competition bikes of its era. Few survive now as they were used in period, so this is a rare opportunity for the collector.

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4,250 GBP
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